CNet reports that Adobe is buying Macromedia for $3.4 billion. I don’t know whether to be more disturbed that Adobe will be in control of ColdFusion and Dreamweaver, or that Flash and Acrobat (the two most common—and most often abused—plug-in formats on the web) will be under the same roof.
As far as comparing the companies, I think the forum quote from “Biggles Worth” in the sidebar has it about right: “Moby Dick has swallowed the Little Mermaid.”
Woo-hoo! PDF banner ads a-comin’…
Of course! It’s the perfect answer to Flash Paper!
To quote Austin Powers, “Yay Captialism.”
On the bright side, I will eventually have only one license to buy for new hires. On the dark side, it will cost $3,500.